Ricola- wait, I mean E.coli.  The USDA had just found another 370,000 pounds of tainted meat in addition to the 75,000 they’ve already found.  If you live in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington or Wyoming you may want to check it.  (San Jose Mercury News)

Good diet fuels athletes- vegetarianism is growing.  Around one in four college students ask for a veg meal at dinner time.  But what about nutrition for athletes? (Miami Herald)

Pesticides slow plant growth- a good (albeit technical) article on how pesticides actually slow down the growth rate of plants.  P.S. it’s probably not good to eat the stuff either (ScienceDaily)

Whole Foods - Wild Oats merger, not happening?- The FTC is suing to stop it.  Why?  Because they don’t want Whole Foods to corner the market on organic and natural food.  But wait, what about all the big grocery chains that are also carrying most of the same stuff? (NYtimes via Ethicurean)

Slow food elitism-  food snobbery around high quality food?  Can only rich people with time on their hands enjoy slow food? (grist)

Meat without the animals- dream come true or stomach turning?  Dutch researchers are working to create meat in the lab. (reuters)

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